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The Legends of the Jews

by Louis Ginzberg

This is an annotated collection of Jewish legends of Biblical figures, compiled by Louis Ginzberg. It was issued in English translation in a 7-volume set. Volumes 1-4 contained the legends, volumes 5-6 contained notes on the legends, and volume 7 contained an index.

All volumes except for the final index volume are now available online. The final volume is still under copyright (it was not published until 1938, and its copyright was renewed in 1965). However, the 6 volumes online work on their own, and I have listed them that way.

Here are the legends volumes, courtesy Project Gutenberg:

Here are the notes volumes, scanned by the Million Books Project and posted by the Internet Archive:

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